INTRODUCTION TO BIOCHEMISTRY AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY

BCM201

2021

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology is concerned with the function of biological systems at the molecular level. Biochemistry and Molecular Biology is central to most studies in biology and life sciences and is directly related to biomedical research and biotechnology. In this subject, students are introduced to gene structure and function, DNA replication, transcription and translation; molecular biology; protein structure and its relationship to protein function and enzyme kinetics. Students will investigate a typical biochemistry technique and conduct research on a specific protein.

 

SchoolMolecular Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorFiona Durand

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be admitted in one of the following courses: HBFN, HBFNX, HOUA and have passed DTN102 or CHM102 and HBS101 and [SCI18 or CHM101]

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsBCH2IBM

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsThis subject is offered via Open Universities Australia, late enrolments are generally not permitted past the published close of application date for the study period. For students not enrolled in the prerequisite courses, you may be able to undertake these subjects with approval of your home course coordinator, please contact ASK La Trobe for assistance. A good internet connection is required due to the online delivery.

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Readings

BCM201 Subject Learning Guide

Resource TypeRecommended

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AuthorCollege of Science, Health & Engineering

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PublisherAvailable on-line

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Lehninger Principles of Biochemistry

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorDavid L Nelson & Michael M Cox

Year2012

Edition/Volume6e or 7e

PublisherW.H. FREEMAN & COMPANY, NEW YORK

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Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Use the basic vocabulary of biochemistry and molecular biology to describe the structures and functions of biological macromolecules, in order to demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of the concepts underlying structure-function relationships that affect cellular processes in health and disease.
02. Apply biochemical and molecular biology techniques, principles and methodologies in addressing research problems.
03. Prepare scientific reports that present coherent, concise and evidence-based explanations to communicate to peers, using a variety of presentation modes.
04. Compute basic mathematical calculations and prepare graphical representations of information, to aid in the interpretation of biochemical data consistent with scientific standards.
05. Demonstrate independent learning and research skills by locating, interrogating and evaluating relevant and reliable scientific information.
06. Participate as an effective team member and collaborate on selected learning exercises.

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On-Line, 2021, OUA study period 2, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorFiona Durand

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 23 - 34
Six 1.00 h lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 23 to week 34 and delivered via online.
Live Synchronous sessions

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 23 - 34
Five 1.00 h unscheduled online class per week on weekdays during the day from week 23 to week 34 and delivered via online.
Asynchronous discussions

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

2 x Mini quizzes (5% each, total 400 words equivalent)

N/AQuizzesIndividualNo10 SILO1, SILO2, SILO4

4 x Mastery Quizzes (7.5% each, total 1600 words equivalent)

N/AQuizzesIndividualNo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO4

Group-based video presentation (per student approx. 7.5 min - equivalent to 700 words)

N/AOtherGroupNo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO5, SILO6

Written scientific report (1200 words)

N/AReportIndividualNo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO5

On-Line, 2021, OUA study period 4, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorFiona Durand

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 23 - 34
Six 1.00 h lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 23 to week 34 and delivered via online.
Live Synchronous sessions

LectureWeek: 49 - 0
Six 1.00 h lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 49 to week 0 and delivered via online.
Live Synchronous sessions

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 49 - 0
Five 1.00 h unscheduled online class per week on weekdays during the day from week 49 to week 0 and delivered via online.
Asynchronous discussions

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

2 x Mini quizzes (5% each, total 400 words equivalent)

N/AQuizzesIndividualNo10 SILO1, SILO2, SILO4

4 x Mastery Quizzes (7.5% each, total 1600 words equivalent)

N/AQuizzesIndividualNo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO4

Group-based video presentation (per student approx. 7.5 min - equivalent to 700 words)

N/AOtherGroupNo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO5, SILO6

Written scientific report (1200 words)

N/AReportIndividualNo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO5